Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Hillcrest Animal Hospital in Hudson! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at (715) 386-1234 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Dr. Chris Cole

Veterinarian

Dr. Chris Cole is the owner and veterinarian at Hillcrest Animal Hospital. He grew up in Twinsburg, Ohio and graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Ohio State University in 1993...

Dr. Ann Lystrup

Veterinarian

Dr. Ann Lystrup is a veterinarian at Hillcrest Animal Hospital. She obtained her BS degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in 1992.

Jesse

Veterinary Technician

Jesse started working at Hillcrest in November 2013. She graduated from Duluth Business University with an Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology in March 2013. Her background is in shelter medicine and she holds a special interest in dentistry and animal behavior. Jesse currently lives in Comstock, WI with her daughter Wystria and Bull Terrier, Rain. In her free time she enjoys training and competing with her horse, going to concerts, and playing her upright bass.

Jonathan

Veterinary Technician

Jonathan started at Hillcrest in 2012 and received his Associate’s Degree from Normandale Community College in 2008. In 2011, he graduated from Argosy University with his Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology. Jon lives in River Falls with his wife and two boys, Royden and Finn, and dogs Riley and Bear. He enjoys many outdoor activities including taking his dog hunting, trap shooting, and just being outside with his family.

Julia

Veterinary Technician

Julia is one of our Certified Veterinary Technicians at Hillcrest Animal Hospital. She currently lives in Somerset, WI with her Golden Retriever, Bleu. Julia graduated from Globe University with her Veterinary Technology degree in 2011. During her free time she enjoys swimming, kayaking, watching Netflix and spending time with her friends and family.

Katie

Veterinary Technician

Katie started working at Hillcrest way back in 2007. She has her Bachelors of Science Degree from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in Conservation and Resource Management and also an Associate of Science Degree in Veterinary Technology from the MN School of Business Globe College. Katie lives in Baldwin, WI with her husband Reid, her two boys Everest and Grey, and her dog Dilly.

Amanda

Veterinary Technician & Administrative Assistant

Amanda first began working at Hillcrest Animal Hospital in April of 1999 as a veterinary assistant while obtaining her Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology from Argosy University...

Desiree

Veterinary Technician

Desiree has been working at Hillcrest since March 2016. She has been in the veterinary profession for 12+ years. Desiree has a background of general practice, emergency, oncology, and internal medicine.

Holly

Owner and Receptionist

Holly, along with her husband Dr. Cole, are the owners of Hillcrest Animal Hospital. She also works as a receptionist here when she is not at home helping to take care of her mother.

Katie

Receptionist

Katie works up front as a receptionist. She enjoys working with pets and their families. Katie is just starting out in the veterinary field and is excited to be part of such a great team and looks forward to getting to know the clients and pets at Hillcrest Animal Hospital.

Macie

Macie

Veterinary Assistant

Macie is part of our kennel staff team, working hard to take care of your pets while they are here visiting us. Originally from Green Bay, WI, she now attends the University of Wisconsin, River Falls, majoring in animal science in the pre-veterinary program. In her free time she enjoys running, the outdoors and spending time with animals, especially her dog, a Flat Coated Retriever named Tripp.

Brittany

Brittany

Veterinary Assistant

Brittany works at Hillcrest as a Veterinary Assistant and as part of our kennel staff. She currently goes to school at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and will be graduating in the spring of 2019. After graduation, she hopes to go to veterinary school! Brittany currently has three cats and one bunny (talk about a full house). Her favorite part about working in the clinic is gaining hands-on experience and helping others in any way that she can. In her spare time, she likes to paint, play guitar, go hiking and snuggle with her bunny and kitties.

Jenna

Veterinary Assistant

Jenna works at Hillcrest as a Veterinary Assistant. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in 2018 with a Bachelors Degree in Animal Science, with an emphasis in companion animals. Jenna is originally from Maplewood, MN, but now resides in River Falls, WI. In her free time Jenna enjoys hanging out with friends and family, being outdoors, watching Netflix and playing with her Ragdoll kitten Bandit.

Jona

Receptionist

Jona is our newest receptionist here at Hillcrest Animal Hospital. She currently resides in Hudson, WI with her husband. Adding to Jona’s family are her three children, three loving dogs and two cats. When she’s not at work, being the first smiling face you see at the front desk, she enjoys spending her spare time with friends and family.

Tracy

Veterinary Technician

Tracy is another one of our Certified Technicians here at Hillcrest, having received her degree from Argosy University in 2012. Although, Tracy has been employed in the Veterinary field for over 20 years, and is proud to have worked in various positions over the span of her career. Tracy's favorite part of working here is ``Knowing I am part of a team that strives to provide the best possible care for your pet.`` During her free time, Tracy enjoys gardening, reading, weekend drives to new places and doing a variety of arts and crafts.